W3 Total Cache
[resolved] Backdoor alert? (8 posts)

  1. Chris
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just came across this alert. So the present version is clean? Is it sufficient to update again, or anything else to do? Thanks!

  2. As soon as the problem was discovered, the changes were rolled back and new clean versions were released.

    If you use any of those three plugins, update to the latest versions and you'll be fine.

  3. leagris
    Posted 5 years ago #


    Is there a hash or better some pgp signed archive from W3-Edge whe can trust?

    A new update on the W3-Edge website and clarification about the issue here would be welcome.


  4. bjornsennbrink
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Deactivating until there is an official announcement from plugins developer(s) on w3-edge.com

  5. leagris
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Maybe W3 Edge don't care after all.

  6. kfawcett
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Frederick is a really busy person who doesn't have time to monitor this board all the time. You can ask him questions on twitter @w3edge

  7. sgridley
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thnaks kfawcett, I tweeted Frederick and he responded. I also found a bunch more info to help.

    Found out the letter from Bluehost regarding W3 Total Cache compromise was a generic message, but the wording made me think they detected something on my site.

    I read the great background article and I ran the scan recommended here:

    W3 said if I'm on the latest version then I'm fine. My scan came up clean so that's good too.

  8. Frederick Townes
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    For posterity here's the post about the issue: http://www.w3-edge.com/weblog/2011/06/security-alert-w3-total-cache/

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